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Taking The Sting Out Of A Bee Problem

Posted on August 5th, 2015 by Knockout Pest Control

Bees often get confused with other species of flying, stinging insects like wasps. Even among bees, there are several predominant species in the New York Metro area.
•Honey Bees: These busy half-inch long insects have fuzzy dark yellow and black striped bodies and have a barbed stinger that can continue pumping
venom even after the bee has died.
• Bumble Bees: These large bees range can reach an inch and a half in size and are covered by downy pale yellow and black hair.
• Carpenter Bees: Less fuzzy than bumble bees, these bees are noted for their ability to tunnel into wood structures to build their nests.

In addition to nesting outdoors around pools, sheds, decks and shrubs, bees may find a way into your home and nest inside walls, roofs and chimneys. Removing bees can be difficult and dangerous, especially when dealing with aggressive bees. Often times just a small amount of bee activity can indicate that there is a hive or swarm of bees in the structure. A new swarm of honeybees has on average of 4,000-6,000 bees!
Make sure you get the whole problem
An essential part of bee removal is to remove the nest; otherwise you may have a recurring problem. Once a colony of bees is eradicated or extracted, the honey will melt into the structure if it is not removed. This can cause noticeable stains and other damage. If the bees are not removed, the scent attracts new bee colonies that infest both the same location and other areas of the structure or it could attract rodents or other insects.
Different homes for different bees
Different bee varieties have different nesting behaviors. Honeybees and bumblebees are social creatures that create large communal hives with nesting galleries and large honeycombs. Wood boring bees nest as individuals, with each bee boring its own egg and nectar gallery. Honeybee hives can be active for years, while bumble bee colonies die off each year.
Knockout your bee problem safely and completely
Knockout pest management technicians are trained to find the source of the problem and completely remove the entire nest. If you are having a bee problem, keep pets and children well away from any suspected nesting sites until a Knockout technician arrives. We serve all of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester, Rockland and Bergen Counties. Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 for fast, 24 hour service seven days a week. We don’t have the big red boxing glove in our logo for nothing!

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